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Old 03-08-2011, 05:44 PM   #16
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Is it really that dangerous living near a meth lab? I'm from the Uk where meth isn't really found and I had no idea.

How dangerous is it and why?

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Similarly, an Italianate /Queen Anne 1871 vandalized house is in a neighborhood described by the appraiser in his site comments as "Boarded up, vacant, lender-owned dwellings are interspersed heavily throughout the neighborhood." which was deemed eligibile for the 203k funds by the Home Ownership Center in the city but another employee of the Development Corp. tells me that the neighborhood is not "blighted". Now I 'm not certain where all of the money will come from if the house becomes a money pit, upon further inspection.
The bankruptcy Trustee did his best to convince the lien holder to accept my offer which was higher than the appraised value. Right now, I do not know what will happen. I expect to pay cash, I always did. If everything is contingent on the roof being perfect what will the Bank also the lien holder do? I know they have a right to enter the property and make repairs. Seriously, I would doubt any profit could be had if they did.
There was an explosion in the basement of a nearby rooming house which burned it through the roof. Is that the sign of a meth lab? Six young men roomed there. Some had good incomes but the place was unsightly, not well maintained, although the Victorian woodwork was memorable. The County Extension service can do a soil test, of course. Any voices of experience out there? Yes, I have a lawyer.
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Is it really that dangerous living near a meth lab? I'm from the Uk where meth isn't really found and I had no idea.

How dangerous is it and why?
The problem is that meth labs aren't labs. That is to say there are no scientists in white coats following careful procedures. They become toxic waste dumps with all sorts of hazardous materials disposed of in careless or unpredictable ways.

Meth is primarily found in the MidWest and the West Coast of the USA. Many cities and counties in those areas have laws requiring disclosure before selling homes that were used as meth-labs.

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